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        Le Morte Darthur: The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All

      London: J. M. Dent, 1893-94. First edition.. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. Three volumes. One of 300 numbered copies of the 'superior issue" on Dutch handmade paper. Full page and double page illustrations, rubricated initials, borders and in-text decorations by Aubrey Beardsley in his first major commission. Bound form the original parts in publisher's full vellum with gilt decorations by Beardsley. Top edge gilt. One of the wrappers is bound in at the rear of each volume. Vellum lightly soiled, some of the illustrations have offset onto the facing pages else a very god set. Bookplate stain on each of the pastedowns, with bookplates laid-in on volumes 2 and 3.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Morte D'Arthur-The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvelous Endquests and Adventures The Achieving of the San Grael and in The End. Le' Morte D'arthur With the Dolourous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All. The Text As Written By Sir Thomas Malory and Imprinted By William Caxton At Westminster The Year MCCCCLXXXV and Now Spelled in Modern Style. With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and Embellished With Many Original Designs By Aubrey Beardsley

      London. J.M. Dent. 1893-1894. Bound in gilt ruled 3/4 crushed grain morocco and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with ornate gilt tooled lotus flowers. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. Top edge gilded. Original imprinted wrappers bound in to rear of each volume. Thick 4to. 8.0" x 10.5". The First Edition. This copy in number 96 of only 300 copies of the "Superior Issue" printed upon Dutch hand-made paper, with gravure Frontispieces mounted upon India paper and full page plates. Illustrated with 16 full page and 4 double page wood engravings and further decorations including elaborate chapter headings, Rubrications, page borders and vignettes throughout by Aubrey Beardsley. Widely recognized as an icon of Art Nouveau book design as well as Beardsley's masterwork. According to Bob Speel, "The final volume is comparable in size to Morris's Kelmscott Chaucer's text, Beardsley's illustrations to Le Morte d'Arthur are a mix of knights, and fauns, swans, fantasy figures, with only some few larger illustrations directly fitting the stories. There is much of Beardsley's style owing to Burne-Jones though, in the draperies, the armour, and the arts and crafts borders and vegetation. But there are also the more sinuous art nouveau forms, the Japanese-style compositions with massed black and white, the cruel faces and gestures that were to feature more prominently thereafter. As Walter Crane noted, "the strong medieval decorative feeling of Morris is mixed with a curious, weird Japanese-like spirit of diablerie and grotesque, as of an opium dream. Noted in A Twentieth Century Book, "If [Beardsley] had never illustrated another book, this Edition of Morte D'Arthur could stand as a monument of decorative book illustration.". & Spines very lightly rubbed and sunned. Several light chips to Headpieces of 2 volumes. Several corners gently rubbed. Light foxing to Prelims. Light to moderate sporadic offset throughout which presents in an often decorative effect to many pates, more prevalent to double page plates. An extremely crisp bright copy of this extraordinarily rare work.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Gothic Architecture: A Lecture For The Arts And Crafts Exhibition

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. gray boards and beige cloth spine. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 68 pages. 16mo, printed in red and black. The first Kelmscott production in this format. FORMAN 146."The book was done up in blue-gray and in Turner-grey boards, with linen backs, and the title printed on the front cover. There were three editions, each of 500 copies, in the second of which some errors were corrected. In the first Van Eyck's name is spelt Van Eyk." Our copy is of the first 500 printed with the error as noted by Forman on page 45. Bookplate.

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        The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Co., 1893/1904. Complete in 12 volumes. The Concord Edition. Biographical Introduction with Notes by Edward Waldo Emerson and a general index. Illustrated with photogravures. The Riverside Press, Cambridge.(5.25in.x7.75in., 135mmx200mm). Approx. 500 pages per volume.Original 3/4 burgandy pebble-grained leather with raised bands. Gilt titles and ornate paneled decor to six spine compartments. Burgandy marbled boards and end pieces. Each volume contains a different tissue guarded frontisportrait of Emerson. Two to three other photogravures per volume.Anint of rubbing to a few volumes, else all texts are fine. Bindings, including text blocks and hinges are tight. Leather and gilt are bright. No chipping, fraying, bumping, or fading. Square cornered. Interiors are flawless. No foxing, signatures, bookplates or other inner defects. A magnificent set suitable for a fine library.

      [Bookseller: Dave Rottman Rare Books]
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        Collected Works: Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Walden, The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Excursions, Miscellanies, Familiar Letters (11 volumes)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1893. Hardcover. Near Fine. Published in the 1890's. New Riverside Press Edition, Volumes 1-11. Hardcover, green cloth, gilt title, gilt upper, 8vo. No jackets, all copies housed in mylar sleeves. Near Fine copies: clean, bright and unmarked text. Previous owner's bookplate at front pastedown of all copies. Slight wear to head and foot of spines; else, tight, sound, clean covers. Digital Images available upon request.

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        THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1893). Two volumes with slight rubbing, not really noticable, else about fine. Riverside Edition. Reprint of BAL 20132 Eleven volumes (including "Familiar Letters" as 11th vol.). Bound in quarter brown morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and gilt ruled panel borders

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        Redaktør Lynge.

      Kjøbenhavn 1893. 8vo. 332 s.. Dekorert originalbind. Ryggen svakt bleket, ellers pent eksemplar. Ex libris på forsats

      [Bookseller: Adamstuen Antikvariat]
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        Ny jord.

      København 1893. (P.G. Philipsens Forlag). 8vo. 460 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Litt slittasje i hjørner

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        Pjesme I-III

      Three books of poetry by Miroslav Krleza, Zagreb, 1893 ? Zagreb, 1981. ( one of the most important author in 20. century in region of ex Yugoslavia). Early works. Extremely rare. In good conditions. For first two books covers made Ljubo Babic, famous Croatian painter. Croatian language. Miroslav Krle?a ( Zagreb, 1893 ? Zagreb, 1981. )Pjesnik, dramati?ar, prozaik, esejist i enciklopedist. Velikan hrvatske knji?evnosti. Izabrane novele iz edicije Pet stolje?a hrvatske knji?evnosti. Izdanje iz 1973. Potpis Miroslava Krle?e. Knjiga je u vrlo dobrom stanju.

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        Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie

      1893. In An Exquisite Stikeman Binding[STIKEMAN, binder]. GARRETT, Edmund H. Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie. Collected and illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett with an introduction by Andrew Lang. London: James R. Osgood, 1893. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in; 191 x 125 mm). xxxi, [1], 178 pp. Seven black and white illustrated plates with tissue guards, miscellaneous head- tailpieces, vignettes. Full contemporary brown morocco by Henry Stikeman (stamp-signed "Stikeman" to lower edge of front turn-in), with double-fillet central panel with hand-tooled floral and foliate gilt arabesques at upper right and lower left corners. Gilt rolled raised bands. Compartments with Greek key borders in gilt and gilt ornaments. All edges gilt. Gilt roseate and foliate ornaments to turn-ins. Red silk endpapers. A fine copy.One of the great and most prominent American bookbinders, "Henry Stikeman’s career virtually paralleled the heyday of art bookbinding in America: beginning toward the end of the 19th century, into the beginning of the 20th. A Stikeman binding from the 1880s through, say, 1918/1919, represents the best work of the firm...During its prime, Stikeman & Co. was capable of turning out a stunningly large volume of high quality work. They did the large majority of the special publisher 'sets' of the period (for Scribners, Harcourt, Riverside Press, etc.), likely looking upon that type of work as their bread-and-butter...What’s apparent in this American (specifically, New York) work... is that the binders were a small group, sharing ideas, working together, and intent on creating an American Style. Stikeman and Macdonald both worked at Matthews, Stikeman eventually taking the firm over, MacDonald leaving before then and starting his own firm around 1880" (Jeff Stikeman). A subsequent note to us from Jeff Stikeman, Henry's direct descendant, suggests: "You might want to edit [your description] a little, as it implies that I’m saying this binding was like their ‘bread and butter’ work, when in fact this would have been a one-off. Their publishers sets were more mass-produced. This is a custom (finer) volume, in my opinion.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Refugees. A Tale of Two Continents

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1893., 1893. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. 3 Vols octavo pp. 227, (24 ads.); 214; 304. Publisher's green cloth with titles and decoration in dark green to spines and blind rules to boards, endpapers decorated with a swan and ship motif. Housed in a recent green cloth slipcase. Rubbing to extremities and light fraying to head and tail of spines, some staining to fore-edge of boards to volumes I and II. Splitting to the endpapers at the rear hinge in all three volumes, probably due to spine roll (particularly to volume I), but books remain fairly tight. Small loss to the top inner corner of vol. I title page. Some gatherings proud in vol. II. Very light foxing to titles and prelims and occasional spotting, but pages generally clean and without owner's inscriptions etc. A tale of the Huguenots, set in France, England and America. One thousand copies printed. A very good copy, rare in original cloth. Green and Gibson [A12a]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      1893. hardcover. Doyle, A. Conan. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Second Edition. London: George Newnes, 1893. Original light blue cloth decorated in black and gilt, all page edges gilt. <p>"Second Edition" of Doyle&#39;s first collection of Sherlock Holmes tales, the twelve that had appeared in "The Strand Magazine" from July 1891 through June 1892, including such well-known ones as "The Red-Headed League" and "The Speckled Band." Though not mentioned on the title page, the volume is of course illustrated by Sidney Paget. The "second edition" (really a second impression of the first edition), dated 1893 rather than 1892, consisted of half as many copies as the first; the binding is the same except that "Southampton Street" was added to the street sign.</p> <p>This copy is in very good-plus condition (a light crease near a fore-corner of the front board, minor soil, front endpaper cracking); there is no foxing on the leaves within. With the first edition now costing well into the thousands, this second in the same format is a much-less-expensive option. See Green & Gibson A10a & p. 577.</p> MYSTERY / DETECTIVE (Sumner & Stillman Code:11869)

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        HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK...A NEW EDITION, FAITHFULLY REPRINTED...WITH COPIOUS CRITICAL COMMENTARY...BY ELLIOT COUES

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1893.. Three text volumes plus atlas, totaling 1364pp. Facsimiles and plates. olding map. Large octavo. Original half cloth and paper boards, paper labels. Boards edgeworn and a bit soiled, several hinges cracked, spines darkened, spine label on first volume chipped. Very fresh and clean internally. About very good. Largely unopened. One of 200 copies on handmade paper (this being number 197) from a total edition of 1000, and slightly larger in format than the 800 copies printed on "fine book paper." The first "modern" edited scholarly edition of the Lewis and Clark account and manuscripts, reprinting the official text of 1814, but with extensive notes by Coues based on his examination of the surviving manuscripts and maps of the expedition. This was also the first of a series of landmark publications by Harper on western exploration, and the first editing project of the prolific Coues. A landmark work in the history of western historiography, ushering in modern scholarship the same year as the Turner thesis. HOWES L317, "aa." GRAFF 2484. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 5b.2.

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        The Microscope: Its Construction and Management. Including Technique, Photo-Micrography, and the Past and Future of the Microscope.

      London & New York: Crosby Lockwood & Son and D. Van Nostrand Company, 1893.. First (& Only) English Edition. Hardback, 200mm x 295mm tall (8" x 11.75" approx.). Pp xv, 382, with tissue-guarded engraved photo frontispiece; a plate with 9 sepia photo-micrographs "Tests of the Microscope", and a total of over 250 superb engraved illustrations in the text, many full-page. Endpaper joints reinforced with adhesive black cloth and occasional stamping to blank margins of the Glasgow Microscopical Society, otherwise very good, in the original binding of gilt-illustrated, dark-green cloth-covered, bevelled-edge boards/gilt rulings and titles/top edges gilt. This, the First and only, English Edition was re-edited and augmented by the Author from the Fourth French Edition, prior to translation. Indeed such are the improvements to the work that the Author's Preface states: "Materials accumulated (ie between the publication of the 4th French edition and the work of translation into English) to such an extent that we may now issue the present Volume, not as a translation of the Fourth Edition, but as being a really new Work - a Fifth Edition, thus the instruments of several manufacturers, Messrs. Bausch and Lomb, Crouch, Koristka, Erbe, Adnet &c., which were not mentioned in the Fourth Edition, are described in this.". Note: whilst there is no Index of illustrations, it is stated on the title-page that there are three plates. The frontispiece and microscope tests plates are mentioned above and, in addition and somewhat strangely, page 59 is captioned 'Plate VII'. This is the only leaf identified by name as a plate, although many would seem to be qualified to be such. The collation of this volume is identical to that of two others previously in stock, and is guaranteed as being correct. Please ask for confirmation of cheapest postage available in respect of this heavy tome before ordering. Photograph/s available on request

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        Two Offenders

      Chatto & Windus London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. Hard Cover. First Edition. PRESENTATION COPY in authorÕs presentation binding. The inscription is written in light purple, ÒTo My Dear Friends/Sir Philip and Lady Currie/OuidaÓ. Ouida (1839-1908) was a highly popular author in her day, writing more than 40 novels plus childrenÕs books and essays. She was also greatly interested in influencing foreign policy. She moved to Italy in 1874 and lived there until her death. Sir Philip Currie (1834-1906) was a career diplomat and served as EnglandÕs Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and to Italy. Ouida was well known for having special bindings done for her friends. Bound in cream cloth with gilt ruling and design to front cover. Boards are smudged and show other signs of handling. There is a small red spot on front board that may be ink. The spine is browned and slightly chipped. The interior has light foxing to some pages and slight loosening of a few signatures, although text block is tight. All edges gilt. In very good condition. 254 pages. LIT/032111. Very Good.

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        St. Croix. 1917.

      Water-colour drawing depicting Hans Christian Jacobsens House in Christiansted. 21,5x29 cm. With the artist´s signature in initials.. Einer O. Johansen. 1893 - 1965. Danish painter. Visited St. Thomas the same year as the Danish Virgin Islands were sold to U.S.A

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        St. Thomas. 1917.

      Water-colour drawing depicting the market place in Charlotte Amalie, with black people and a donkey with cart in the foreground and buildings in the background. 30x22,5 cm. With the artist´s signature in initials.. Einer O. Johansen. 1893 - 1965. Danish painter. Visited St. Thomas the same year the as Danish Virgin Islands were sold to U.S.A

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        Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California, With Other Sketches. To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State. By Hon. George C. Gorham

      Seemingly Justice Field's personal copy, with his booksticker ("S J Field") on the upper corner of the front pastedown, a work which Thomas Barnes states "ranks with the best of Old West memoirs and possesses unusual value as historical evidence". Original 3/4 black morocco over marbled boards, quite worn, repaired, ?relettered, but sound; large-paper copy, with the three-line errata on page 297. Printed for a Few Friends. Not Published, Washington], 1893.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        RUJUB, The JUGGLER

      Chatto & Windus Piccadilly. London:: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly.. 1893.. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5". 1st one-volume, and first illustrated, edition (Newbolt 56.3). [4], 332, 32 pp. July 1893 publisher catalogue [earliest version] at rear.. Original publisher's green fine-weave decorative cloth binding. Bevelled boards. AEG. Floral patterned-paper eps.. Slight lean. Cloth quite dull. Professionally rebacked with. original spine retained. Period poi [dated Christmas 1893] to. preliminary blank. Signs of being read found through the book.. Withal, a VG copy of a rare Henty work.. One of the great Henty rarities, this one volume edition of a Henty work written primarily for an adult audience. By contrast, the 3 volume first published earlier in 1893 is currently available in 2 copies, offered at $20K, but none of this edition, nor does ABPC show any of this 1st one- volume having come to auction in the last 30+ years. And, of some appeal to the impecunious Henty collector, this a relatively affordable alternative. . Frontis [with tissue guard] + 7 inserted plates by Stanley L. Wood. T.p. device.

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        [Pa]norama öfver Marsstrand

      Hertha Hammarlund. Stigbergstorget 2. Göteborg [Ca. 1893] The printed card boards measures 24 x 49,5 cm. Image area 16 x 41 cm. Two panels. Folds once. Albumen prints. Framed. The frame is designed in a typical rustic national romatic style which was popular at the time. Four carved tree branches joined together. Original wooden back support. The two panels have been separated but reattached with special tape. A water stain and some rubbing to the right corner of the card board. Minor damage to the lower left corner of the card board. Slight browning to the upper margin of the card board. Some stains to the verso. Some damage to the verso of the card board from a former hinge. The acctual photograph is in fine condition. Fine tonal range. No fading.. A fine view of the vacation town of Marsstrand just north of Gothenburg on the swedish west coast. By the end of the 19th. century people with money from Gothenburg and elsewhere came to Marsstrand to enjoy sailing, the outdoors and the social scene. An institution in the summers. Hertha Hammarlund, a woman photographer, had a studio in Gothenburg in the 1890s, Apparently she went to Marsstrand to tap in on the tourist trade. Hammarlund also worked in Lund and Malmö in the south of Sweden. The panorama is signed at the verso "Signe Kerfstedt, Marsstrand den 12 Augusti 1893", and "[Pa]norama öfver Marsstrand". Oddly, both the title in the plate and the title at the verso omits "Pa" in "Panorama". It seems that the printed card board has been somewhat trimmed which can explain the cut off title at the verso

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        Die Theorie der algebraischen Zahlkörper.[Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1897]. First edition.

      Rare offprint issue of this masterpiece commonly known as the 'Zahlbericht'. Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, No. 54. Erwin Tomash Library, H-131.</br></br> "There is no field of mathematics which by its beauty has attracted the elite of mathematicians with such an irresistible force as number theory-the "Queen of Mathematics," according to Gauss-has done. So from the theory of invariants Hillbert turned to algebraic number theory. At the 1893 meeting at Munich the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung, which Hilbert had presented with new proofs of the splitting of the prime ideal, charged Hilbert and Minkowski with preparing a report on number theory within two years. Minkowski soon withdrew, although he did read the proofs of what would be known as <i>Der Zahlbericht</i>, dated by Hilbert 10 April 1897. The <i>Zahlbericht</i> is infinitely more than a report; it is one of the classics, a masterpiece of mathematical literature. For half a century it was the bible of all who learned algebraic number theory, and perhaps it is still. In it Hilbert collected all relevant knowledge on algebraic number theory, reorganized it under striking new unifying viewpoints, reshaped formulations and proofs, and laid the groundwork for the still growing edifice of class field theory. Few mathematical treatises can rival the <i>Zahlbericht</i> in lucidity and didactic care. Starting with the quadratic field, Hilbert step by step increases the generality, with a view to a complete theory of relative Abelian fields; but from the beginning he chooses those methods which foreshadow the general principles.</br></br> At the end of the preface of the </i>Zahlbericht</i>, Hilbert said:</br></br> The theory of number fields is an edifice of rare beauty and harmony. The most richly executed part of this building as it appears to me, is the theory of Abelian fields which Kummer by his work on the higher laws of reciprocity, and Kronecker by his investigations on the complex multiplication of elliptic functions, have opened up to us. The deep glimpses into the theory which the work of these two mathematicians affords, reveals at the same time that there still lies an abundance of priceless treasures hidden in this domain, beckoning as a rich reward to the explorer who knows the value of such treasures and with love pursues the art to win them.</br></br> It is hard, if not unfeasible, in a short account to evoke a faint idea of what Hilbert wrought in algebraic number theory. Even in a much broader context it would not be easy. Hilbert's own contributions to algebraic number theory are so overwhelming that in spite of the achievements of his predecessors, one gets the impression that algebraic number theory started with Hilbert-other than the theory of invariants, which he completed. So much has happened since Hilbert that one feels uneasy when trying to describe his work in algebraic number theory with his own terms, although it should be said that many modernizations of the theory are implicitly contained or foreshadowed in Hilbert's work.</br> Hilbert's work centers on the reciprocity law and culminates in the idea of the class field, where the ideals of the original field become principal ideals. The reciprocity law, as it now stands, has gradually developed from Gauss's law for quadratic residues. Hilbert interpreted quadratic residues as norms in a quadratic field and the Gauss residue symbol as a norm residue symbol. In this interpretation it can be generalized so as to be useful in the study of power residues in the most efficient way. The odd behavior of the even prime <i>p = 2</i>, which in general does not admit extending solutions of <i>x<sup>2</sup> = a</i> mod <i>p<sup>k</sup></i> to higher values, of <i>k</i>, is corrected by seeking solutions not in ordinary integers but in <i>p</i>-adic numbers, could not occur explicitly in Hilbert's exposition. Likewise, the totality of prime spots, although not explicitly mentioned, is Hilbert's invention. In fact, to save the reciprocity law, he introduced the infinite prime spots. His formulation of the reciprocity law as <i>&Pi;<sub>p</sub>(&alpha;/p) = 1</i> foreshadowed <i>idèles</i>, and his intuition of the class field has proved an accurate guide for those who later fried to reach the goals he set.</br></br> Algebraic number theory was the climax of Hilbert's activity. He abandoned the field when almost everything had yet to be done. He left it to his students and successors to undertake the completion." (Hans Freudenthal, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol. 6, p.390).</br></br> <b>Georg Bohlmann</b> (1869-1928) was a student of Felix Klein who became the first lecturer at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics in Göttingen. In 1900 he published a pioneering article on the axiomatization of probability theory which in many ways resembles Kolmogorov's famous treatment 33 years later. He was the first to give a formal definition of independence of events, the definition still in use, and to distinguish between independance and pairwise independance. The axioms for the calculus of probabilities that Hilbert presented in his lectures were taken from Bohlmann's treatment and in his sixth problem of 1900 Hilbert refered to Bohlmann's work as important to physics. See Leo Cory's <i>David Hilbert and the Axiomatization of Physics</i>.. Offprint from <i>Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vareinigung, vol. 4, 1894/95</i>. pp [2], [i] ii-xviii [177]-546 [complete]. 8vo (206 x 140 mm), contemporary black half cloth, old German rubber stamp to title, clean and fine throughout. A very good copy of the scarce offprint issue

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        Le Morte Darthur: The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All. (Parts I-XII)

      J. M. Dent London: J. M. Dent, 1893-94. First edition.. Wraps. Near fine. Yes. Twelve original parts in green wrappers. Parts 1-8 and 10-12 are the "Superior Issue" of 300 copies on Dutch handmade paper (this set unnumbered). Part 9 is from the "regular issue" and is slightly smaller in size. Full page and double page illustrations, rubricated initials, borders and in-text decorations by Aubrey Beardsley in his first major commission. This set is uncut and largely unopened. There is some offsetting from the illustrations to the facing pages. Part 9 lacksa tiny piece form the spine and has had a nearly invisible repair to the upper wrapper; the wrappers show light soil else this is a near fine set.

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        The New Laws of the Indies for the Treatment and Preservation of the Indians Promulgated by the Emperor Charles the Fifth 1542-1543. A facsimile reprint of the original Spanish edition together with a literal translation into the English language. To which is prefixed an Historical Introduction by Henry Stevens of Vermont and Fred W. Lucas

      London: Chiswick Press 1893 London: Chiswick Press, 1893. No. 11 of 13 copies printed on vellum (there were also 88 copies printed on paper). Folio (12-3/4 x 8-7/8 in.; 32.4 x 22.5 cm). Title with vignette, numerous woodcut illustrations, and large initial capitals. Loose, as issued, in publisher's decorated board portfolio with maroon velvet straps, in publisher's maroon morocco-backed clamshell box with printed label on upper cover; box worn, a few rust marks on upper board . This work consists of two important ordinances issued by the Spanish monarchy on November 20, 1542, and June 4, 1543. Under the active influence of Bartolomeo de las Casas ("friend of the Indians") the new laws had the special design of ensuring better treatment of the Indians, limiting the distribution of their lands, and, above all, protecting them against enslavement by the conquering Spaniards."Las Leyes Nuevas" are reprinted here in this fine facsimile from the copy on vellum in the British Museum, and are followed by an English translation. Much of the book is taken up by the historical Introduction by Henry Stevens, who denounces the Spanish mistreatment of the Indians. Ironically, the Spanish crown was later forced to rescind the new laws by colonists who were outraged at having to give up their right to a quota of enslaved Indian laborers. A magnificent and impressive production by the Chiswick Press, one of only 13 printed on vellum

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        Etudes de M. A. Wauters [Sammelband von 9 Schriften].

      8°,18; 71; 40; 24; 25-127; 128-182; 25 S., 1 Falttafel; 8; 14; , Privat-HLwd. d. Zeit, Rückentitel golggeprägt., Min. berieben, minimal stockfleckig. «Style gothique et Style ogival», Henri Lamertin, 1893; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture avant et pedant la première moitié du XVe siècle, F. Hayez, 1883; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture. Les coxie & Théodore van Loon, F. Hayez, 1884; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle, première fascicule, F. Hayez, 1882 [zweimal beigebunden]; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle, deuxième fascicule, F. Hayez, 1882; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle, troisième fascicule, F. Hayez; Pièces relatives au Litige existant entré la ville de Bruxelles et la commune de Saint-josse-Ten-Noode au sujet de leurs limites respectives, J. Baertsoen, 1894; Quelques réflexions a propos de l'imitation de Jésus-Christ, F. Hayez, 1888; Classe des lettres, Académie royale de Belgique, 1884; Note en réponse aux critiques dont la table chronologique des chartes et diplomes a été l'objet, Henri Lamertin, 1893; Wauters, Alphonse, (1817-1898), belg. Historiker wurde 1842 Archivar der Stadt Brüssel, in deren Auftrag er 1861-92 öffentliche Geschichtsvorlesungen hielt. Empfing 1892 den Titel eines Honorarprofessors.

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        Ballads and Narrative Poems.

      (Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 14th October, 1893).. Limited edition, one of 310 copies printed on Flower paper. (iv), 227, (1) pp. Original full limp vellum, silk ties (3 intact, 1 missing), gilt lettered direct to spine, contemporary neat ownership inscription to first free endpaper. Spine slightly darkened, some light marks, front and rear endpapers very lightly spotted, otherwise very good. The text is printed in black and red in Golden type. Peterson, A20. Halliday Sparling, 20.

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